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City may transfer ownership of Mitchell Stadium

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BLUEWELL, WV (WVVA) -

Bluefield’s Mitchell Stadium could soon have a new owner.

During Tuesday’s Board of Directors meeting, city manager Dane Rideout announced a plan to transfer ownership of Mitchell Stadium to the county school district.

The rising costs of maintaining the facility was discussed during the meeting. Rideout cited the fact that Mercer County Schools has ownership of Princeton’s Hunnicutt Field.

According to Rideout, the city would still retain ownership of the parking lots surrounding Mitchell Stadium. The city recently renovated the field turf and Rideout said the football stadium is in "the best shape it's seen in years."

Rideout will make a presentation Tuesday night to the Mercer County School Board. According to Teresa Russell with Mercer County Schools, no action will be taken during the meeting.

This past season, Mitchell Stadium served as home field for the Bluefield High School Beavers, Graham High School G-Men, and Bluefield College Rams.

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